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Ruby: Grapefruit, Aperol, St. Germain and, of course, Vodka

Neglect. It’s an awful thing. And to be big and luscious and still be neglected makes aboslutly no sense. Uh, no, I did not misspell abosolutly up above and here. It’s a pun. This is a vodka drink. Grapefruit, actually ruby red grapefruit, is the item of the day. We use a bushel of lemons…

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Aperol St. Germain Sour: A Cocktail Gateway to Flavor

Two very popular liqueurs are Aperol and St. Germain. Popular and so different. St. Germain, made from the flowers of elderberry bushes, is sweet. I always detect grapefruit, but others get peach, pear, flowers of all kinds, and some even report lychee. Aperol is different, offering sour flavors including rhubarb and orange. Aperol was created…

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The Italians Are Coming: Aperol to the Beverage Rescue

It’s a dinner party for Suzen and me tomorrow. Small in number but wide in flavor interests. We have four guests coming and there will be a fresh corn salsa that all will enjoy. After that, it can be challenging. The four people have quite different beverage likes and dislikes. How can you easily meet…

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Aperol Sweet and Sour: A Great Party Drink for the Super Bowl

                                      This weekend will find many of us giving or attending parties. Long parties. That Super Bowl stretches for four hours. During that time, we will all munch and we will all imbibe. A responsible host knows…

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